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DEA cameras tracking hundreds of millions of car journeys across the US

The existence of the database was revealed in documents obtained under a Freedom of Information request

Adobe pushes critical Flash Player update to fix latest zero-day

Users with automatic updates enabled in Flash Player have already started receiving the new patch


The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, January 26

Coinbase to open regulated Bitcoin exchange ... Malaysia Airlines hacked ... Wikileaks says Google passed data to U.S. ... and more news

Facebook privacy class action suit to kick off in April

An Austrian court will deal with the admissibility of the case during the first hearing

Malaysia Airlines attacked, big data dump threatened

Users trying to reach the airline's website found a graphic from Lizard Squad

NIST pledges transparency in NSA dealings over crypto standards

The agency says it will disclose all contributions from the National Security Agency

US spy program has financial, security impacts, says Snowden

Encryption can still stymie government snooping, says famous NSA leaker Edward Snowden

Thousands of U.S. gas stations exposed to Internet attacks

Over 5,000 tank gauges that are used to monitor fuel levels and potential spills are accessible from the Internet without a password

Sharp rise seen in attacks using stolen credentials

The attacks have been beating fraud detection systems

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, January 23

Box shares start trading ... EU wants encryption keys ... Uber agrees to get a license ... and more

China denies involvement in Outlook.com attack

Microsoft's email service was briefly hit with a "man-in-the-middle" attack on Saturday

Your typing style could better protect your accounts

An intelligent keyboard can both charge itself and record unique typing patterns, which could be used for biometric authentication

Report: Apple agrees to Chinese security audits of its products

The purpose is to counter Chinese concerns about outside government surveillance

Adobe fixes just one of two actively exploited zero-day vulnerabilities in Flash Player

Internet Explorer and Firefox users with Flash Player enabled remain at risk

Kim Dotcom ready to take on Skype with end-to-end encrypted video calling service

MegaChat opens up for public testing

Atlassian fixes critical vulnerability in development collaboration products

The flaw can be exploited to execute malicious Java code on servers

EU should oblige Internet firms to hand over encryption keys, says antiterrorist advisor

Law enforcement access to encrypted communications is needed, says the EU's Counter-Terrorism Coordinator

Huawei's elusive founder tries to dispel spying concerns, and air of mystery

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei gave a rare interview on Thursday

Fujitsu psychology tool profiles users at risk of cyberattacks

'You tend not to read warnings,' the profiling tool can tell risky users

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Obama promises to promote net neutrality, broadband

Obama also called for a new package of cybersecurity legislation in his State of the Union speech

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